Former Bend resident and activist Myrlie Eevers-williams will deliver the invocation at President Barack Obama's inauguration.
Evers-Williams expressed her appreciation for the invitation; especially since 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.
Evers-Williams is the widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who was killed in Mississippi in a racially charged murder that is credited with beginning the Civil Rights Movement.
Evers-Williams is currently at Alcorn State University as a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence.
The Presidential Inauguration also falls on Martin Luther King, Junior Day, Monday, January 21st.